Best Human Are Vegetarien
by Valerie on September 9, 2015 - 11:22pm
2.6 million years ago, the first major evolutionary change in the human diet happened. The arrived of meat in our daily intake of food had many consequences for the evolution of our species. First, humans were eating meat to survive when other resources were not easily available (example, in the winter). Meat was providing them a good source of energy. Time passed and meat became the major part of our plate, making the vegetables and others the "side-dishes". Meat became a symbol of wealth, where eating flesh of animal was considered as a privilege that not everyone could afford. But now, our plate always contains meat, regardless of all the sacrifices that it demand. The problem is that people do not realize the error of our carnivorous ways.
Will we are looking for a way to reduce our impact on the earth, the solution is there, right in front of us, but we ignore it because it would cause too much changes in our daily lives, for us, "humans that place their self above everything". An article of the American Humanist Association that I found very interesting, named "Why Vegan Priorities are Humanist Priorities", highlights how people who eat meat prefer to close their eyes toward the illogical fact that we kill living being for our own convenience. For Humanists, it is obvious that such habits depends on your belief. Let me explain; if an individuals believes in God, believes in the fact that God gave us dominion over all lesser species to do with as we please (sell, torture, sacrifice, keep, kill, etc.) this person's values will be in agreement with the behaviour of eating meat everyday. Whereas someone who believes that God's creations (animals, sea, forest etc.) should be treated as living being with rights might not have the values to have a a dead animal in their plate for their own pleasure. Inflecting pain to an individual can not be considered. Humanists, based on the fact that we have to behave good with or without God, that we have to based ourselves on compassion, reason and hope. Creating our owns values and ethics. Understand that animals feel pain and fear, just like we do. Humanist assume that we should oppose to torture and cruelty to animals, since they do not deserve this.
Humanist believe in equality, aiming the best of both worlds. Stop consumming meat would be good for the earth, for our consciousness, for our health and especially for animals. They have rights just like we do. Why humans have to be so hierarchic? Putting themselves over everything, assuming that the world belongs to them. Assuming that other living beings are only there to satisfy their desire. I strongly believe, sadly, that we are the worst species on this planet. Destroying our own resources in order to fuel the insatiable consumption. Someday, somehow, the planet will no longer hold our attitude and it will be the end. Fortunately, human, just like humanists, is a progressive philosophy. It is not too late to make a change and reconsidered what is moral and acceptable. Our eyeglasses can be improved in the futur. We can reject dogmatic tradition, and focus to creat a better futur on earth.
We should always try to be the best humans we can be; not asserting human dominance by killing animals for our desire it one of the basis.